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    Beach's Variations on Balkan Themes, op. 60 is an amazing piece. There are a lot of terrible recordings out there though on this piece. Unfortunately, one of the best is just the shortened version created after Beach and her publisher forgot to renew their copyright after the new law was passed in 1927(?) The full version is amazing - and it's a doozie to play. But it's fantastic!
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    I personally can't decide between Chopin's 4 Ballades...

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    Rzewski's The People United variations
    Schubert last and greatest sonata, D.960
    Ravel Miroirs

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    When it comes to piano music, I tend to fixate on the big-name composers more than with other genres, especially Beethoven. If I had to spend the rest of my life playing and listening to just one genre by just one composer, I think I'd stand the best chance of not going crazy if I had Beethoven's piano sonatas. Right now I'm in love with Das Lebewohl (Op. 81a) because I'm playing and analyzing it, but I really couldn't pick a favorite.

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    Strangely, I generally dislike piano music - albeit a pianist myself. My favourite piece is probably Ravel's Sonatine, the first in the set.
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    Right now, its Balakirev's Mazurka 6. You'll be hearing from me when my friend posts up his video of it on youtube. Balakirev has some really top notch pieces.

    Chabrier Pieces Pittoresque is at the top of my list.

    I also love the Brahms Opus 10 Ballades

    Right now, I'm not especially focused on piano music though.

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    I certainly love Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit. I'm not sure if I could call it my favorite, but it's up there.

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    Precise, well-phrased and deeply passionate playing

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    Try the piano music of Charles Valentin Alkan!

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    Absolutely adore the three last Schubert Piano Sonatas, with D. 958 probably being my overall favourite, with D. 959 having my favourite individual moments.

    Obviously, I love everything by Brahms, so I can't really single anything out, but I think my all-time favourite ever piece of piano music is, strangely enough, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Me looooves myself some variations!

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    When it comes to playing it, Debussy. Nothing else in the entire repertoire really compares to the pluck of your heartstrings, the pure bliss when you let your fingers sink into some of his gorgeous chords.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6s49OKp6aE[/yt]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
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    Obviously, I love everything by Brahms, so I can't really single anything out, but I think my all-time favourite ever piece of piano music is, strangely enough, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Me looooves myself some variations!
    I love the Handel Variations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    When it comes to playing it, Debussy. Nothing else in the entire repertoire really compares to the pluck of your heartstrings, the pure bliss when you let your fingers sink into some of his gorgeous chords.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6s49OKp6aE[/yt]
    Ahhh, how sweet...I created shows at the Miami Space Transit Planetarium for almost ten years and this piece is deeply embedded in my mind...used it as background to many shows, not to mention all the times I heard it at the beginning of Stargazer

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    Right now? I'll give a current top 10 or so, although this changes with regularity. (in fact I might update it every couple of weeks).

    1. Liszt Piano Sonata
    2. Beethoven Piano Sonata op 57 'Appassionata.'
    3. Liszt/Busoni Fantasy and Fugue on 'Ad Nos, Salutarem Undam.'
    4. Liszt Ballade No. 2
    5. Chopin Ballade No. 4
    6. Liszt Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este (Both)
    7. Liszt Pensees des Morts
    8. Liszt Tarentella (Venezia e Napoli)
    9. Beethoven Sonata Op 27 no. 2 'Moonlight' (Forgive me, after ages of neglect because of how overplayed that first movement is...The first movement is what it is, and the finale is so violent and remarkable, especially when you put it in context with when it was written).
    10. Schubert Impromptu Op 90 no. 4

    Lol a steady diet of romanticism, and Liszt especially, but that's how I roll
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    I recently listen to a Chinese composer's piano music and I like it very much. Through he is not famous and most of us don't know him. I like the pieces of Piano Music of Night. The music clams me down and makes me tranquil and peaceful. There are 31 pieces in the Piano Music of Night. Guys, enjoy them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpkQ0Va5rMU

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